User Testing

Usability Week Courses

Usability Week offers courses about a broad range of web and application design topics. Most courses are also available as in-house training.

UX Basic Training

Be an effective UX professional: Know the lingo and sell the process

  • Understand the purpose and roles of UX professionals throughout a project lifecycle
  • Know when to apply which research methods and how to use the data to improve design
  • Assess your organization’s commitment to UX
  • Learn tips for promoting UX as a competitive advantage

Analytics and User Experience

Helping UX practitioners understand how to incorporate web analytics into their work

  • How to complement traditional UX/Usability qualitative testing methods with analytics data
  • Understanding UX interpretations of key analytics metrics
  • Building familiarity with "analytics-speak" so you can request and acquire the data that is useful to UX

Usability Testing

Plan, conduct, and analyze your own in-person usability studies

  • Learn how to set up and conduct your own in-person studies, so you can do them anytime, anywhere
  • Fine-tune your faciliation skills with expert guidance
  • Take home sample study plans and research materials to help you conduct your own studies

The One-Person UX Team Tool Box

Usability techniques and strategies to maximize your impact when you are the sole UX specialist on your project or in your organization

  • Learn how to structure your user-centered design research in a cost-effective way
  • Review more than 15 research methods that can be run quickly and inexpensively
  • Learn how to prioritize your time to maximize your value to the company instead of being spread too thin
  • Determine how to communicate and sell your results in your organization to get future funding

Usability in Practice: 3-Day Camp

Hands-on instruction for executing user-centered research and processes

  • Fine-tune your hands-on usability skills with expert guidance from instructors with more than 65 years of combined experience
  • Learn strategies for working with teams, identifying research opportunities, and choosing the right research methods
  • Take home sample study plans and research materials to help you conduct your own studies

Wireframing and Prototyping

Quick and cost-effective technique for identifying major usability issues early with sketches and paper. Perfect fit for Agile and Lean processes

  • Learn techniques for discovering usability issues early and shortening development time
  • Discover how paper prototyping can facilitate creativity and build consensus among team members
  • Conduct your own studies using wireframes and prototypes

Online and Remote User Testing

Get same-day user feedback on your design with remote testing tools such as usertesting.com

  • Run your own remote session during this workshop
  • Leverage online remote testing tools to uncover usability issues and test assumptions
  • Learn how to adapt test scenarios to encourage engagement during un-moderated sessions